Happy almost Thanksgiving, y’all! This week, we find ourselves in Thailand(!), on a 10-day getaway with two of our nearest and dearest and oldest friends. We got our turkey on early this year, with our annual Friendsgiving dinner with our New York friend-family, and we’ll be celebrating on the actual day with noodles and elephants and thousands of paper lanterns. Atypical, perhaps, but, no less festive!
Whether you’re going the traditional route or more unconventional, chowing down on turkey or sides or Pad Thai, celebrating with family or friends or on your own, we hope you have a very festive day. We’re very thankful for all of you, and for this corner of the internet we share. And if you’re hankering for something to read before you descend into a tryptophan coma, take a spin through some of our favorite Thanksgiving posts from over the years!
Like we mentioned, we’re big fans of Friendsgiving here at Z&S. It’s one of our favorite traditions. Both Zelda and Scout have written about what makes this modern holiday so special, and personally meaningful to us.
Looking to throw your own Friendsgiving feast? We’ve got a guide for that! (P.S. Not a pumpkin pie fan? Zelda’s got a recipe for an easy, delicious alternative that might suit your fancy.)
Speaking of traditions, Zelda shared one from her family: the post-Thanksgiving feast known as Gumbo Day.
One you’re completely stuffed and ready to be immobile for a while, Scout recommends the seven best Thanksgiving TV episodes of all time (as of 2014).
And even in hard times, when the world seems broken and dark and cold, it’s important to remember just how much we have to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving with love! I am thankful for you all, and that you live with bravery and gusto! Gaga